CONCEPTUAL, MULTIMEDIA, PERFORMANCE ARTist AND WRITER
Jay Critchley’s visual, conceptual and performance work and environmental activism have traversed the globe, showing and/or performing in Argentina, Japan, England, Holland, Germany, Columbia and the United States. He has received extensive media coverage for his public proposals and interventions. In 2018 Jay gave a TEDx Talk: Portrait of the Artist as a Corporation.
Jay lives in Provincetown, Cape Cod, MA.
DEMOCRACY OF THE LAND - THE MOO MOO WORLD 1620*
Cows are as ubiquitous to the New England landscape as rolling forests, pastures and fall foliage, languishing on their bucolic fields, holding the land, owning the land.
This iconic tableau has affirmed itself over the four centuries since the Puritan Separatists first implanted themselves on North American soil in 1620. They had hoped to land in Virginia, where one year earlier some twenty slaves arrived at Point Comfort aboard the White Lion, a link to the long established African slave trade.